Tour of Britain director says he will be 'staggered' if Tour de France goes ahead

04 May 2020 10:29
Mick Bennett optimistic Tour of Britain will take placeUCI will publish revised WorldTour calendar on TuesdayMick Bennett, the Tour of Britain director, has admitted he would be “totally staggered” if the Tour de France is able to go ahead this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Tour, originally scheduled to run from 27 June to 19 July, has been pushed back by two months and given a new start date of August 29, but doubts persist over the race after the French government imposed new restrictions on mass gatherings until the beginning of September.Bennett remains optimistic his own race, scheduled for 6-13 September, can go ahead, even if it overlaps with the French event, as the logistics of organising a shorter, smaller race are less complicated, but he admitted it was impossible to make any firm predictions. Related: Chris Froome fears large crowds even if Tour de France is 'behind closed doors' Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian